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Sat 08 May 1999
Ken Clapp Retires

Ken Clapp Retires

NASCAR executive Clapp retires DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 1999) Ken Clapp, a long-time executive with NASCAR who most recently was serving as vice president of marketing development, has announced his retirement. Clapp will continue to ...

Fri 18 Jun 1999
Argo Manufacturing Joins ISPC Family

Argo Manufacturing Joins ISPC Family

ARGO MANUFACTURING JOINS IPSC FAMILY (June 15) - Officials for the International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) are please to announce that Argo Manufacturing has joined the growing list of corporations who see the new racing...

Tue 26 Oct 1999
Texas Motor Speedway Names New General Manager

Texas Motor Speedway Names New General Manager

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (October 25, 1999) -- Texas Motor Speedway General Manager Eddie Gossage today announced the promotion of Kenton Nelson to the position of Assistant General Manager for the Speedway. Nelson, 33, has worked for Texas Motor ...

Fri 12 Feb 1999
Nascar. Planters Team Up

Nascar. Planters Team Up

NASCAR, Planters team up NEW YORK (Feb. 11, 1999) The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing today announced a marketing partnership designating Planters as the "Official Snack of NASCAR." Planters' NASCAR marketing programs will launch...

Fri 03 Sep 1999
Conseco, NASCAR Announce Marketing Partnership

Conseco, NASCAR Announce Marketing Partnership

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Sept. 3, 1999) - Conseco, Inc. and NASCAR announced a marketing partnership Friday that designates Conseco the "Official Financial Services Provider of NASCAR." Conseco also announced Friday at Darlington Raceway it will...

Tue 06 Apr 1999
Matt Blaty Named Director of National Media Relations

Matt Blaty Named Director of National Media Relations

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Matt Blaty has been named director of national media relations for the National Hot Rod Association, NHRA President Dallas Gardner has announced. Blaty, 37, joins the NHRA with more than 15 years of ...

Fri 10 Dec 1999
PSR Management Changes Announced

PSR Management Changes Announced

Tampa, FL (December 10, 1999) -- Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc. ("SPORTS CAR") announced today that Michael Gue', President, and Raymond J. Smith, Chief Financial Officer, have resigned as directors, officers and employees of both SPORTS...

Fri 29 Oct 1999
Miami-Economic Impact of NASCAR RAce

Miami-Economic Impact of NASCAR RAce

MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 28, 1999)– When the Pennzoil 400, NASCAR Winston Cup’s inaugural South Florida event, is run at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, it will result in one of the largest economic impacts of any annual sports event in...

Fri 11 Jun 1999
New Coca-Cola Racing Commemorative Bottles

New Coca-Cola Racing Commemorative Bottles

NASCAR FANS REV UP FOR A NEW SERIES OF COCA-COLA RACING FAMILY COMMEMORATIVE BOTTLES ATLANTA, June 11, 1999 - NASCAR fans are preparing to race to stores in pursuit of the encore edition of last year's smash hit collectible item - commemorative...

Tue 07 Dec 1999
Steve Kinser to be at Pennzoil Motorsports Show

Steve Kinser to be at Pennzoil Motorsports Show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA DECEMBER 13, 1999 . . . Fifteen time Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint car champion Steve Kinser will be part of the 15th annual Pennzoil Motorsports Auto Racing Trade Show. The three day show, expected to attract well over...

Wed 01 Dec 1999
ISC Buys Richmond International Raceway

ISC Buys Richmond International Raceway

RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 1, 1999) Richmond International Raceway and International Speedway Corporation officials announced Wednesday the addition of Richmond International Raceway to ISC's family of motorsports facilities. In a news conference at...

Fri 08 Oct 1999
Liger Racing Merges With Velocity Marketing

Liger Racing Merges With Velocity Marketing

Philadelphia, PA -- 10/7/99 - Two African-American owned and operated companies, Liger Racing, Inc. and Velocity Marketing, Inc. announced today that they have merged. "Our focus will be to promote motor sports to African Americans through ...

Rumors, Resignations and Uncertain Futures

Rumors, Resignations and Uncertain Futures

Hesketh resigns from board of BRDC In a surprise move, Lord Hesketh has resigned from the board of the BRDC - the club that owns Silverstone. "Sadly, I cannot agree with the part of the proposed restructure which precludes share ownership to...

Mon 29 Nov 1999
Racing Consultants to represent Ray Hampton Racing

Racing Consultants to represent Ray Hampton Racing

Jupiter Fl. Racing Consultants of Jupiter Florida is pleased to announce they will be representing Ray Hampton Racing Inc. in their search for marketing partners for the 2000 race season. Ray Hampton Racing Inc. based in Las Vegas Nevada, will ...

Mon 25 Oct 1999
Reynard Motorsport to Build Wind Tunnel in USA

Reynard Motorsport to Build Wind Tunnel in USA

REYNARD MOTORSPORT TO BUILD WIND TUNNEL IN MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA MOORESVILLE, NC, 25th October 1999…Reynard Motorsport Inc. has joined with Penske Performance, Inc. to construct and manage a purpose built wind tunnel facility in ...

Wed 14 Jul 1999
SCG Takes Over Management of Cordele Speedway

SCG Takes Over Management of Cordele Speedway

SCG Takes over Management of Cordele Motor Speedway CORDELE, GA (JUL 13) Speedway Corporation of Georgia, under President Daniel F. Evans, has reassumed mananement of Cordele Motor Speedway effective immediately. Joe Wray has been leasing...

Sun 19 Dec 1999
Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing in 16th Year

Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing in 16th Year

MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS KICKS OFF 16TH YEAR OF PUBLISHING, SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS LANGHORNE, PA DECEMBER 20, 1999 . . . "There were a lot of people who told me the newsletter, Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News,...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal-Kroger Columbus Charities Pro-Am Donation

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal-Kroger Columbus Charities Pro-Am Donation

HILLIARD, OH . . .The 11th annual Bobby Rahal-Kroger Columbus Charities Pro-AM donated $150,000 to four central-Ohio children's charities in a presentation Wednesday morning. The check presentations were made at the Team Rahal Headquarters by ...

Sat 11 Sep 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fluor Corporation Joins Team Rahal as a Sponsor

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fluor Corporation Joins Team Rahal as a Sponsor

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 10, 1999 - Fluor Corporation's (NYSE:FLR) new logo, unveiled on Thursday as part of a new branding strategy for the global engineering, construction and diversified services company, will be featured on two of the ...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
IRL: Indy Racing League Names Two to Media Staff

IRL: Indy Racing League Names Two to Media Staff

INDY RACING LEAGUE ADDS GREEN, AGAN TO MEDIA STAFF INDIANAPOLIS, March 3, 1999 - Veteran motorsports publicist Ron Green has been named manager of media relations for the Indy Racing League, league executive director Leo Mehl...

Thu 18 Nov 1999
IRL: Leo Mehl to step down as Executive Director

IRL: Leo Mehl to step down as Executive Director

MEHL TO STEP DOWN AS INDY RACING LEAGUE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 1999 - Tony George, founder of the Indy Racing League and president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, announced today that...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lipitor Named Offical Sponsor

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lipitor Named Offical Sponsor

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 1999) - Championship Auto Racing Teams announced a partnership agreement today with Parke-Davis and Pfizer at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach naming LIPITOR(R) (atorvastatin calcium) as an Official ...

Fri 17 Dec 1999
Tony Hunt Looks to Race Though Farm System

Tony Hunt Looks to Race Though Farm System

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 1999) -- With NASCAR rolling into the new millennium as one of America's most popular sports, everyone wants to predict where stock car racing's new heroes will come from. At least some will keep coming through...

Mon 29 Nov 1999
ALLSTAR: TW Metals Increases All Star Point Fund

ALLSTAR: TW Metals Increases All Star Point Fund

PONCE INLET, FL - Joe Darmofal, Manager of the Motorsports Alloys Group of TW Metals, announced that his company is stepping up their involvement in the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series for the 2000 season. In an announcement...

Thu 28 Oct 1999
Team Ford Racing Program Announced

Team Ford Racing Program Announced

MINNEAPOLIS--Oct. 28, 1999--Polaris has signed on as a "Crew Member"--or marketing partner--with Ford Motor Company and its imaginative new "Team Ford Racing" program. Team Ford Racing (TFR) will provide members with several exclusive...

Fri 29 Oct 1999
Mercedes-Benz Expands 1999 Holiday Catalog

Mercedes-Benz Expands 1999 Holiday Catalog

Mercedes-Benz Expands Offering in 1999 Holiday Catalog Find Unique Gifts, Children's Toys and Personal Accessories from the Collection MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Aficionados of Mercedes-Benz will discover holiday shopping heaven...

Thu 30 Sep 1999
IRL: IMS to Sponsor Disney World Attraction

IRL: IMS to Sponsor Disney World Attraction

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO SPONSOR TOMORROWLAND SPEEDWAY AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT'S MAGIC KINGDOM Redesigned Attraction to Feature Landmarks of World Famous Indy Speedway LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 30, 1999 - Walt Disney World...

Tue 14 Sep 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Names New Managing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Names New Managing Director

Cosworth Racing News Cosworth Racing has announced the appointment of Trevor Crisp as its new managing director. Mr Crisp is currently the group chief engineer for powertrain engineering at Jaguar Cars. His appointment follows the announcement...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
Insurance Executive

Insurance Executive "Gus" Parker Dead

Augustine "Gus" Parker of Denver and Litchfield Park, Ariz., an insurance broker, died Nov. 25 in Peoria, Ariz. He was 61. Services were Saturday at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery. He was born Sept. 14,...

Tue 30 Mar 1999
Hill and Knowlton Named PR and Marketing Partner

Hill and Knowlton Named PR and Marketing Partner

GLENDORA, Calif. National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Executive Vice President and General Manager, Tom Compton announced on March 19th the appointment of Hill and Knowlton, Inc. (H&K) as the sanctioning body's public relations and sports...

Mon 29 Nov 1999
BUSCH: Xpress Motorsports Y2K Plans

BUSCH: Xpress Motorsports Y2K Plans

Xpress Motorsports Announce Y2K Plans Mooresville, NC (Nov. 29, 1999) - Xpress Motorsports, the team that fielded the No. 61 IWX Motor Freight Pontiac in a complete 32-race NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division schedule in 1999, is...

Tue 28 Sep 1999
Renegade Signs Deal For 2000 Season

Renegade Signs Deal For 2000 Season

RENEGADE BECOMES FIRST SPONSOR TO SIGN DEAL FOR 2000 ASA SEASON Elkhart, IN - Officials of the American Speed Association and of Renegade by Kibbi have announced Renegade's status as the "Official ToterHome of ASA." The program will officially...

Wed 22 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pat Leahy Named CART Marketing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pat Leahy Named CART Marketing Director

DETROIT (December 22, 1999) - Championship Auto Racing Teams has reached out to the ranks of its FedEx Championship Series team sponsors for the person who will oversee its marketing programs as the Champ Car series heads into the 21st ...

Wed 17 Nov 1999
NA-F2000: Allan Craighead Named New Publicist

NA-F2000: Allan Craighead Named New Publicist

CRAIGHEAD NAMED NEW U.S. F2000 PUBLICIST FAIRFIELD, N.J. (November 16, 1999) – The U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision has named Allan Craighead its new Publicist. Craighead, employed by SCCA Pro Racing, which sanctions...

Thu 30 Sep 1999
Matco Tools to Sponsor Englishtown

Matco Tools to Sponsor Englishtown

MATCO TOOLS TO SPONSOR NHRA NATIONAL EVENT IN ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. GLENDORA, Calif. - Matco Tools, a leading distributor of professional tools and equipment, has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association to...

Thu 23 Dec 1999
Brad Doty, A. J. Foyt, Chub Frank at Motorsports 2000

Brad Doty, A. J. Foyt, Chub Frank at Motorsports 2000

FORT WASHINGTON, PA DECEMBER, 1999 . . . One of the most talented and popular drivers in the history of Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint car racing, Brad Doty, will be appearing at the Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 Auto Racing Trade Show at the Fort...

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